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Internationalisation and Economic Performance of Enterprises: Evidence from Polish Firm‐level Data

  • Jan Hagemejer
  • Marcin Kolasa

This paper provides evidence on the relative performance of internationalized firms using Polish firm-level data spanning over the period of 1996-2005. We distinguish between three modes of internationalization: exporting, importing of capital goods and foreign direct investment. Our results point strongly at superior performance of exporters vs. non-exporters importers vs. non-importers and foreign affiliates vs. domestic firms. We also find evidence for significant horizontal and backward productivity spillovers from all three types of international activity.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal The World Economy.

Volume (Year): 34 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 74-100

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Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:34:y:2011:i:1:p:74-100
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